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The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Degraded Montipora Coral Colonies in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Caption: This photo demonstrates several colonies of Montipora sp coral located in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, that are being overgrown and smothered by the alien invasive algae Gorilla Ogo (Gracilaria salicornia), and a native invasive seagrape algae (Caulerpa racemosa).

Credit: Jonathan Blodgett, Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii DLNR ©Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

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